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Socorro County, NM Public Records

7th Judicial District Court
PO Drawer 1129
Socorro, NM 87801 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 575-835-0050 ext. 10
F: 575-838-5217
Couriers: 200 Church St
Socorro, NM 87801
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sequestered records released
This court is responsible for Socorro County and Catron County.
Magistrate Court
102 Winkler St
Socorro, NM 87801 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM M-W-TH; 8AM-3Pm T till noon Fri MST
P: 575-835-2500
F: 575-838-0428
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Probate - County Clerk
PO Box I
Socorro, NM 87801 www.socorrocounty.net/elected/judge
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-835-0423
F: 575-835-1043
Couriers: 200 Church St
Socorro, NM 87801
Jurisdiction: Probate
The County Clerk holds the case files for informal or uncontested probate cases seen by the Probate Judge. The District Court holds case files for formal or contested probate cases.

Socorro County, NM Vital Records

Contact the Socorro County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Socorro County
County Clerk
200 Church St
Socorro, NM 87801 www.socorrocounty.net/elected/clerk
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 575-835-0423
Fax: 575-835-1043

Socorro County Vital Certificates

Socorro County Vital Certificates

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Socorro County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 6,646.40 sq mi
Population (2009): 18,092
  • Females: 49.4%
  • White: 81.3%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 47.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 36.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 14
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 42.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 27.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 19.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.62
Housing Units (2000): 7,808
Homeownership Rate (2000): 71.1%
Migration Flow to Socorro County, NM from (2007-2008):

Socorro County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $264,792
  • Construction: $3,803
  • Retail Trade: $15,507
  • Professional and Technical Services: $29,263
  • Healthcare: $24,361
  • Banking: $5,011
  • Retail Trade: $15,507
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $8,954
  • Farms: $9,563
  • Government: $134,572
Employed (2000): 7,127
Unemployed (2000): 711
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,873
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,004
Local Government Revenue (2007): $42,934 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $6,176 (thou. dol.)

Socorro County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 240
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.2
Deaths (2007): 148
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.7

Socorro County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 72
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Aggravated Assault: 65
Property Crimes (2008): 230
  • Burglary: 93
  • Larceny-Theft: 119
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 18

Socorro County Genealogy Records